Network: BBC America Release Date: February 18 Talent: Sir David Attenborough, composer Hans Zimmer It’s been a decade since the original natural history series “Planet Earth” rocked our worlds, and with improvements in technology, we expect nothing less that breathtaking, mind-blowing filmmaking.The access to remote areas and rarely seen animals alone are enough to give this series weight, but the stirring narration by Sir David Attenborough and artful storytelling style makes the series an emotional experience, as well.Who’s to blame (and who the victim is) remain a mystery for the audience to solve, all while enjoying Adam Scott, Alexander Skarsgard, Laura Dern, and the direction — in all eight episodes — of “Wild” and “Dallas Buyers Club” helmer Jean-Marc Vallee.
We will follow Bryan Fuller anywhere, even if most of his shows break our hearts with their short runs, for his strength of creative vision and full embrace of dark humor. Casting Moss as the protagonist Offred, a Handmaid who is tasked with having sex with her Commander to hopefully bear him a child in an era of rampant infertility, is the first brilliant move the series has made.
The concept of thoughtform creating the reality of gods merely because people believe in them is central to the premise of how Odin, slumming it as a guy named Mr.
Wednesday, is trying to gather the old gods together.
Moss is one of the most compelling and nuanced actresses on TV today, and will give Offred that magnetism we need in such an alien, yet eerily familiar world.
Network: CBS All Access Release Date: May 2017 Talent: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Michelle Yeoh, EPs Bryan Fuller, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry It’s been too long since the last “Star Trek” TV series, and even longer if you prefer to forget “Star Trek: Enterprise” like we do.